Why are the orbits of our planets not equally eccentric?

How fitting that the 2 planets with the most circular orbits (lowest eccentricities) are named after Venus, the goddess of love and fertility, and Neptune, the god of fresh water and sea, while those with the least circular orbits honor the gods of commerce (Mercury) and the underworld (Pluto)! There is a reason behind the... Continue Reading →

Adventures With Venus

From a comfortable position on Earth's surface, Venus does look beautiful. It is one of the brightest objects in the sky; only the moon and the sun and some future nearby nova or supernova can outshine it. When Earth turns away from the Sun, it also turns away from Venus. Being an "inferior" planet, meaning that it is... Continue Reading →

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